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NEW MOVIE: Johnny Depp In Talks To Play Harry Houdini

NEW MOVIE: Johnny Depp In Talks To Play Harry Houdini

May 29, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

He has inspired many people with his magic and many have tried to follow in his footsteps, now there is a film in the works to represent the famous Harry Houdini.

As a dedicated illusionist and stunt performer, Houdini pushed all the boundaries when it came to his stunts and performances, but there was a dark part of his life that you didn’t always see. Now, his story will be shared in a film adaptation of his life and reports are currently revealing Johnny Depp starring as the main character.

Also, with an Indiana Jones style, there will be an investigative side to the adventure movie, as well as his more popular illusion work. The title of the film is currently The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero, but this may change in the future.

Here’s a little bit about the upcoming story: “The groundbreaking biography vividly details the passion that drove Houdini to perform ever-more dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy” said an Amazon spokesperson. “Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.”

Look out for more on this new film as the story unfolds.

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